Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
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4/23/18  5:47 pm
Commenter: Carolyn Rutledge, Old Dominion University

Five year tranision to practice is a barrier to care

There is no evidence to support the need for the five-year post-licensure “transition to practice” requirement.  However, this has been agreed upon in order to have a political compromise that would allow at least some NPs to practice independently.  This mandate is unnecessarily and sets the stage for Virginia havng the most arduous practice environment in the nation for NPs.  This requirement continues to create an access barrier to care for the states underserved populations.

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